A Standard-Based Software Infrastructure to Support Power System Protection in Distributed Energy Systems

  • José Lima
  • Vasco Gomes
  • João Martins
  • Celson Lima
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 372)


Protection in distributed energy systems depends on the operation of a set of coordinated protective devices spread around the power system. Usually these devices encompass some communication skills and can be remotely operated by energy management systems. Despite this interaction readiness, most of them rely only on non-standard communication protocols and some interoperability issues still remain. This paper presents an innovative plug & play approach for the integration of protective devices, supported by a standard-based and service-oriented software infrastructure entitled NEMO. This approach adopts the IEC 61850 semantic information model and the DPWS specific communication service mapping, to perform a seamless device integration and communication of protective devices.


DPWS IEC 61850 Power Distribution Power System Protection Power system management Networked control systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Lima
    • 1
  • Vasco Gomes
    • 1
  • João Martins
    • 1
  • Celson Lima
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CTS, Uninova, Dep. o Eng. a Electrotécnica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCTUiversidade Nova de LisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciências e GeociênciasUniversidade Federal do Oeste do ParáBrazil

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